Adaptec, Inc. today announced that it has received certification from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) for its USB 2.0 host bus adapter.
Products that have passed testing are eligible to participate in the "USB Certified" Logo Program. Only products displaying the new USB red, white and blue logo have passed USB-IF compliance testing.
Jeff Loebbaka, vice president and general manager of Adaptec's Desktop Solutions Group, said, "Our goal is to speed the adoption of USB 2.0 technology by providing high-quality connectivity solutions for USB peripherals. Adaptec is committed to bringing consumers affordable and reliable desktop connectivity solutions."
According to Adaptec, at forty times faster than the USB 1.1 specification, the new USB 2.0 standard is ideal for high-speed peripherals because it provides the higher bandwidth necessary for external hard disks, high-speed scanners, CD-RW and DVD storage drives. USB 2.0 can also still be used to connect lower speed USB 1.1 devices such as digital cameras, modems, keyboards, mice, digital joysticks, tape and floppy drives, digital scanners and printers to computers.